Archive | September, 2011

A Weekend in Corsica

L’île de beauté.  The beautiful island. If I had to choose one word to describe Corsica I would use rude (French for rugged or rough).  From the first glimpse of Cap Corse, all rugged mountain peaks, rude was the word that kept repeating in my head. We landed at Bastia’s Poretta airport on Friday evening, […]

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I *heart* shopping

“Love is in the air, every sight and every sound…” It’s been a while since I channelled a song for a post.  Love Is in the Air, by John Paul Young, has been bouncing around my head for the past few days.  It’s no wonder as our 1st wedding anniversary just a few days away […]

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Picture this: revisited

Here’s the entire photo.  For my anglophone friends, the advertisement is for a window-treatment company.  I gather the couple in the photo could use new window coverings — a new set of blinds perhaps — to keep their private life private.  I don’t know if the little cat is traumatized by the behaviour of her […]

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Picture this

Did you look at this picture?  Are you wondering the same thing I am? D and I pass this sign everytime we drive to Coustellet.  This picture, which is part of a sign for a business, is along the road from Robion to Coustellet.  D and I crack up everytime we see the photo. So, can […]

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Slowing Down

I’m a simple girl living a simple life.  At least I’m trying but things sometimes get in the way.  Take, for instance, the crazy schedule D and I have been living.  Since leaving Toronto on August 15th D and I have been living out of our suitcases…even while at home.  We’ve spent less than two weeks […]

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The It Factor

Apparently I’ve got ‘it’.  That certain je ne sais quoi.  That certain indefinable ‘it’ that drives men crazy.  Yes, 65+ year-old Parisian men. On our last trip to Paris, while D attended his business meetings, I opted for a leisurely lunch at a bistro on avenue des Ternes before heading to Place de l’Étoile to […]

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